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Joseph Foveaux and Dr Crippen


On his death in 1846, Joseph Foveaux's housekeeper Margaret Canning went to live with her widowed sister Jane Cross and unmarried sister Mary Ann Canning at 10 Hilldrop Crescent, Islington, London. Margaret died there in 1860.

Just fifty years later, in 1910, Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen murdered his wife and fled to America, becoming the first fugitive to be arrested with the aid of the telegraph. The scene of his crime was... 39 Hilldrop Crescent! Find out more

How many degrees of separation is that?